16th September, 2013
The Abubakar Baraje faction of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP said its former National Treasurer, Alhaji Tanko Isiaku Gwamna who claimed to have resigned and pledge loyalty to the Bamanga Tukur faction of the party yesterday was actually sacked.
In a statement signed by Chief Eze Chukuwemeka Eze, its national publicity secretary, the new PDP said Gwamna was sacked after he was discovered to be a ‘mole’ within the party.
“Alhaji Gwamna’s fate became sealed when a report on his true status was tabled before the National Working Committee of PDP during its inaugural meeting held at the residence of the party’s National Chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, in Abuja on 15 September, 2013.
“The damning report on Alhaji Gwamna was submitted by the PDP National Secretary, His Excellency, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.
“According to the report, it was found that Alhaji Gwamna was a mole planted by the Tukur faction of PDP to monitor our activities and report back to it with a view to sabotaging our activities.
“Prince Oyinlola’s report further indicted Alhaji Gwamna as one of those executing contracts for the Federal Government and under threat that to have all his contracts terminated by should he fail to spy on us as directed.
“Like the Judas that he is, Alhaji Gwamna agreed to mortgage his conscience in his mistaken belief that he could successfully sabotage our mission to bring sanity to our party being hijacked by hawks whose aim is to destroy a party that they do not know how it was formed.
When Alhaji Gwamna got wind of his impending sack, this false democrat rushed to the Presidency to alert his paymasters that he had been discovered to be a mole and was at the verge of dismissal.
“To save his ugly face, the Presidency quickly drafted a press statement announcing his resignation and gave him to sign and immediately released to the press last night.
“To us, Alhaji Gwamma is rubbish meant for the dustbin and we sincerely thank all those who assisted us to discover on time this undemocratic personality only meant for a fading group like Tukur’s faction of the PDP.
“We are happy to announce the better qualified and more principled Engr. Abubakar Gambo Umar as his replacement with immediate effect.
“Unlike Alhaji Gwamma, Engr. Umar, who was twice nominated by his constituency to run for the House of Representatives, is a staunch believer in the rule of law, a democrat to the core and a man known for upholding justice and fair play.